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October 31, 2014

Comment of the week: Courts, not cops, as the core of bike theft neglect

Biking is so cheap and efficient that it's a blip on almost every chart, including enforcement.


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What makes people stop at red lights? Other people, study finds

It might be peer pressure. It might be geometry.


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Vision 0.08: Why any major safe-streets effort must tackle alcohol

Why does today's street safety movement seem to trivialize it?


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Jobs of the Week

We’ve had three excellent job opportunities posted this week. Learn more via the links below… Warehouse worker/customer service representative – Portland Design Works Bicycle Tourism Project Coordinator – Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Inside Sales Representative – Cyclone Bicycle Supply For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you’d like Read More »


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October 30, 2014

Speak up for county roads like Skyline, Corbett, and Germantown

If you like riding out to Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls, Sauvie Island, or on west hills routes like Skyline, Corbett, or Germantown, you should probably attend […]

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Weekend Event Guide: Corn cross, Blazers Bike Night, sausage ride, and more

Let’s do this!(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery Things are getting a bit lean on the various ride calendars… Except, that is, if you are a cyclocross fan (and can get to Bend). If you aren’t into racing Read More »


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Clackamas County wants Metro to fight climate change by widening roads

More than half the money in Metro's climate plan is already slated to go to road construction and repair.


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October 29, 2014

Portlanders say street parking is getting worse, but their neighborhoods are getting better

It looks as if the people have spoken.


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PPB officer on a mission to curb downtown bike theft

One PPB officer has made it his personal mission to battle bike theft.


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Portland’s ‘Peacock Lane’ holiday light show will go car-free on busy nights

First it was the Last Thursday art festival. Then Old Town’s weekend entertainment district.


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International Walk + Bike to School Day in Corvalis!

On October 8th, the community of Corvallis woke up to a gorgeous fall morning on International Walk and Bike to School Day. Participation was strong at […]

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October 28, 2014

Speak Out for Safety on the Street Fee – Open House Nov. 5th

The City of Portland is hosting an open house to discuss the potential new street fee to fund road maintenance and safety projects. We call on […]

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5 Tips for Halloween by Bike

There's really nothing more thrilling than riding a bike around the city in a costume. Like that one time I dressed as Waldo from "Where's Waldo?" and people kept shouting and pointing at me "There he is!" Grinning. Ear to...

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NYC investment company buys Alta Bicycle Share, hires former transit CEO

A local bike business that bootstrapped its way into the national spotlight and then ran into an avalanche of problems has sold.


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Cambia Health Solutions: Supporting Healthcare Through Biking

Most people are likely more familiar with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon than its parent company, Cambia Health Solutions. Cambia, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, works to […]

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October 27, 2014

Street Fee Project Preview: East Portland Greenways

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is urging support for Commissioner Steve Novick’s Street Fee proposal as long as the funds generated are directed, as much as possible, […]

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Traveling With Your Bike

Hit the road! Take an adventure! Explore a new city! And bring your bike for a two-wheeled journey you'll never forget. It's not a tricky as you might think. Watch these videos to learn...

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5 Simple Nutrition Tips

Simply put: Keep it fresh and you'll stay strong on the...

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October 25, 2014

What Makes a Friendly Street?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014, 12-1 pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Some travel routes attract people walking […]

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October 23, 2014

Bike Spa: Winter TLC for Your Bike

Cut your cleaning time in half, do a more thorough job with less hassle. Simply wash those cares away with the Spa...

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The Inconvenient (Flat) Truth

How to best arm yourself for puncture...

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October 22, 2014

Recap: Mujeres en Movimiento Ride

Mujeres en Movimiento enjoyed a beautiful ride this past Sunday to Skidmore Bluffs. Check out these pics that they shared with the BTA. Also, stay tuned […]

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“Can We Do This Again?”

Washington County Advocacy Learn about and support our campaign for a safer TV Highway. Contact Lisa Frank, Advocate lisa@btaoregon.org 503-226-0676 x18 On the blog: Washington County Eva Gomez […]

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Cool Routes: Adventure Climb

Willamette Valley Scenic...

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And the winners are….

We have us a winner. Two actually! Wendy Morgan of Portland is the winner of the Cielo by Chris King raffle. Liz Gilliam of Portland is the […]

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October 21, 2014

Tell Metro: Our Climate Needs Active Transportation

Unless we prioritize active transportation, Metro’s climate plan will fall short of our state-mandated goals. You can help fight climate change while bringing the region better […]

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October 20, 2014

The Youth Bike Summit: It’s as Awesome as it Sounds!

The Youth Bike Summit is coming to Seattle in February!  For the past 4 years this event has been held in New York, and this year […]

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Which Trail? You Decide on Nov. 5

Some day, you could take your kids on a ride from the end of the MAX in Hillsboro to historic Forest Grove, ride your bike to […]

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October 15, 2014

International Walk+Bike to School Day contributes to active and healthy kids!

We did it again! Tens of thousands of kids walked and biked to school on October 8th for International Walk + Bike Day! Hundreds of thousands […]

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October 13, 2014

Requiem for a Greenway

It was after 6:30, so the bulk of the evening rush had come and gone. Clinton Street would be quiet, relaxing, exhilarating…like the olden days. Or so I thought. Before I’d even ridden a block, I got the all-too familiar “Clinton Street Salute:” a car zipping around me too quickly and too closely. It presaged […]

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October 06, 2014

Does Metro’s Climate Smart Communities Plan Do Enough for Active Transportation?

I’ve been struggling for a week with how to write this post, and I’m grateful to Michael Andersen at BikePortland, who has covered many of the great things about Metro’s Climate Smart Communities plan. That leaves me free to write to a counterpoint, questioning whether in fact it does enough for active transportation. First, let’s talk […]

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October 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism and Awareness

 Listen to the show (mp3, 20.1MB) Alon and Tori talk with Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman’s rights activist to talk about her new memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan, that tells the story of fighting for the lives of women in Afghanistan, one pedal stroke at a […]

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October 01, 2014

Blazers Bike Night

When bicycles and basketball converge, the result is totally...

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Grand Prix Ryan Tebon Finale

This ultra approachable race series is coming to a close. Get in on the last race so you can justify showing up at the series finale...

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Take a Kid Mt. Biking Day

Grab the kiddos and hit the dirt! This weekend is the annual Take a Kid Mt. Biking...

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September 23, 2014

The Final Sunday Parkways of 2014

The final Portland Sunday Parkways is this weekend. Saddle up for a day of...

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September 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Biking Past 50

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.9MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Ann Morrow, Jerry Smith and S. Brian Willson about the joys and challenges of riding past age fifty. Ann is the president of the Portland Wheelman Touring Club and is host of the cable TV show Cycology Today (viewed on NWbicyclesafetycouncil.org.) Jerry is also an active member […]

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August 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: PBOT Leadership

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

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August 05, 2014

Policymaker’s Ride Recap

Last Friday, Chris Smith and myself joined approximately 150 fellow riders on Cycle Oregon’s 10th annual Policymaker’s Ride. Other participants of the ride ran the entire spectrum of invested parties from the Mayor & his wife to city council members to health professionals and more. Indianapolis’ mayor Greg Ballard participated at the invitation from Portland […]

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July 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Bikepacking

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

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June 05, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Writers

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.4MB) Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing: Ellee Thalheimer – Cycling Sojourner: Washington Evan Schneider – Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac Christine Bruce – This Road Continues One Block North

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May 24, 2014

Mapping Bikes

PSU Transportation Seminar: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning? Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho Topics: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and […]

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